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posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 11:33 AM
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1,000,000 People Sign Petition to Impeach Bush!


www.afterdowningstreet.org

Time's Up, Congress! Impeach Now! Journey for Humanity and Accountability, Day 14
Submitted by davidswanson on Mon, 2007-07-23 10:33. Cindy Sheehan | Impeachment
By Cindy Sheehan

Our Constitution established a tri-partite system of government, with the notion that each branch of government would act as a check on the other two. Unfortunately, for the last six years, the Republicans in Congress have largely viewed themselves as defenders of the Bush Administration, instead of a vital...
(visit the link for the full news article)

Mod Edit: Removed excessive copy/paste over the 500 character limit.

[edit on 23-7-2007 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 11:33 AM
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Does anyone see anything else about this going on? These people are willing to go to jail from the sounds of it if Conyers doesn't do the right thing and start impeachment procedings.

www.afterdowningstreet.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 11:36 AM
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You're actually submitting an article by Cindy Sheehan as news?

Sorry but I just have to



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 11:38 AM
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I'm looking to see if they actually did do what they say they are doing. I can't find any other information about this happening. You would think that this would be a big deal and someone would pick up on it.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 11:40 AM
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1 million is only .003333 % of the US population.

Not even a good start.

Roper



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 11:44 AM
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Wouldn't that be enough to get a congressman's attention though?



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 11:56 AM
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I find it hard to believe that they got 1,000,000 signatures and this is the first I've heard of this petition. Seems to me that this should be all over the news. I'll put this petition in the same file as Chicago's voter registration list. For the same reasons.

To be truly effective the signatures on a petition need to be those of registered voters.

[edit on 23-7-2007 by JIMC5499]



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by interestingfx
Wouldn't that be enough to get a congressman's attention though?


I don't think the entire population is enough to get a congressman's attention.

Petitions are nice, but they don't represent the population. Even if 50% of the population had signed it, there's enough republicans in congress to keep impeachment from ever progressing.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 12:00 PM
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I sign the petition last year.

Is many petitions on web sites for the impeachement of the president, all is needed is to make sure that all signatures are not the same.

Easy actually, this has been around for a while.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 12:10 PM
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I think I would have signed an impeachment petition, but it depends on what the charges would be. If the charges are that they led us into war by exaggerating the threat or falsifying intelligence on Iraq, I would have definitely signed it.

BTW,


Originally posted by Roper
1 million is only .003333 % of the US population.

Actually, you forgot to multiply by 100%, so that would be 0.33% of the US population.

1 mill / 300 mill X 100% = 0.33%

I know, I'm anal.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 12:15 PM
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To do the math you need to devide the total amound of legal voters to be devided by 1.000.000.

I do not think the total workforce of the U.S. is 300 mil.

( a bit anal to
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[edit on 23-7-2007 by jaamaan]



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 12:16 PM
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I found this article on the web a couple of days ago but was aprehensive to post on ATS because..........well it's from Cindy Sheehan.
It's not that I have "love" for the Bush administration, I just have a hard time listening to anything she says. But you know what...good for her.




1 million is only .003333 % of the US population.


Right! I don't think Congress will even blink an eye over a 1 million people. Maybe if 1 million people from a state came forward , it might get the attention of local state officials to do something.




I don't think the entire population is enough to get a congressman's attention.


How scary is that
Whatever happened to "For the people by the peolpe"?



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by jaamaan

I do not think the total workforce of the U.S. is 300 mil.


[edit on 23-7-2007 by jaamaan]
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Current count for July: 301,139,947


In 2005, the under 18 population was 73 million. So, 301,139,874 people are in the work force / legal to vote. Excluding maybe 1 million crazies or something.

TBH, no where near enough votes to do anything. Even if 20 or 30 million voted... so? Not a majority.



[edit on 23-7-2007 by Foxe]



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by jaamaan
To do the math you need to devide the total amound of legal voters to be devided by 1.000.000.

I do not think the total workforce of the U.S. is 300 mil.

( a bit anal to
)

That was 1 mill copared to the whole population, not just voters or workforce.

Regardless, a million signatures is a lot and I don't doubt that many believe they should be impeached.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 12:23 PM
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Another thing to understand is that the impeachment efforts has been going on for about two years that is plenty of time to gather enough signatures.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by Hal9000
I think I would have signed an impeachment petition, but it depends on what the charges would be. If the charges are that they led us into war by exaggerating the threat or falsifying intelligence on Iraq, I would have definitely signed it.

BTW,


Originally posted by Roper
1 million is only .003333 % of the US population.

Actually, you forgot to multiply by 100%, so that would be 0.33% of the US population.

1 mill / 300 mill X 100% = 0.33%

I know, I'm anal.


Hal, I like mine better. your 0.33% could be looked at by some as 1/3 of the country. One million is a far cry from 33%.

Roper

P.S. Yeah I shoulda' moved the little dot over 2 places.


[edit on 23-7-2007 by Roper]



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:54 PM
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Here's some good coverage of Sheehan and her "million" supporters:




Age of Hooper




NEW EPISODE: IN WHICH CINDY SHEEHAN HAS A MAKE-OVER AND RUNS FOR CONGRESS ...

Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin and the rest of their quilting bee managed to cobble together about 280 willing idiots today in order to march from Arlington Cemetery to Capitol Hill demanding the Democrat controlled Congress to begin Impeachment proceedings against George Bush. Never mind we're deeply into the next presidential race and that Bush can't run for re-election and that in little over a year we'll have a new president anyway.

And if Nancy Pelosi doesn't start impeachment proceedings by 12:00 midnight tonight ... you guessed it ... Cindy's gonna run against her for her seat in Congress. Ya know ... I don't care ... either way that'll be just a riot.





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[edit on 7/23/2007 by djohnsto77]



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 07:48 PM
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Just goes to show people will agree with almost anything. I'll bet I could get more signatures than that for people wanting to see Paris Hilton caned in Singapore, in the nude.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by Roper
P.S. Yeah I shoulda' moved the little dot over 2 places.

The only reason why I noticed it was because I've done the same thing more than once.



Originally posted by djohnsto77


Never mind we're deeply into the next presidential race and that Bush can't run for re-election and that in little over a year we'll have a new president anyway.


You know DJ, the author has a point that there is not enough time to impeach Bush before he leaves office, but I believe it should still be done to hold him and his administration accountable. The war in Iraq was wrong and this administration is guilty of misleading the American public and Congress and used the deaths of the victims of 911 to get what they wanted. If he gets away with it and we don't learn from this mistake, it will probably happen again in the future.

I know you don't agree with impeachment, and your love for Cindy is obvious, but can't you give a better argument against it instead of bashing Cindy?



posted on Jul, 24 2007 @ 04:08 AM
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Originally posted by Hal9000
I think I would have signed an impeachment petition, but it depends on what the charges would be. If the charges are that they led us into war by exaggerating the threat or falsifying intelligence on Iraq, I would have definitely signed it.

Hmmm...Looking for petitions? How about writing petitions?

Over at Petitions Online, you can read existing petitions or even write your own & post it there.
Although I'm ethically required to mention that, from some of the petitions I've seen there, a lot of people don't have the writing skill needed to even make them sound good.
However, if you'd like to see some really good examples of legitimate petitions that are in the Government's faces right now, you could look at We The People website (I don't think they're accepting signatures at this time because those are "in action" right now) for a good, professional writing style.


Originally posted by jaamaan
I do not think the total workforce of the U.S. is 300 mil.

What does "workforce" have to do with Citizens' Status? Yes, there are over 300 million American Citizens & no, this does not include illegal immigrants.


Originally posted by Hal9000
You know DJ, the author has a point that there is not enough time to impeach Bush before he leaves office, but I believe it should still be done to hold him and his administration accountable.

Actually, even if time runs out & the end of their term hits before Impeachment, they can still be held legally accountable in court. Impeachment means that Congress holds a trial, with the backing of the Judicial Branch...But Congress can only punish by removal from Office! Yet, Constitution writ can still hold them legally accountable in court for those crimes that got them Impeached. Check out the Constitution if you don't believe me:

Source: US Constitution: Article 1, last clause of Section 3;
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

Bold emphasis is mine...
Impeached or not, they can still be held accountable by law!





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